New. Beautiful and meticulously made Custom Graziano Tenor Ukulele handcrafted in Santa Cruz, CA by legendary luthier Tony Graziano . Tony has been building musical instruments since 1969 and ukuleles, specifically, since 1978. He has since transitioned away from guitars to primarily focus on his passion for handcrafted ukuleles since 1995 almost exclusively. His instruments are world renowned and they are loved by musicians and recreational ukulele players throughout the world, but especially those here in the USA and Japan.
This gorgeous custom Graziano tenor ukulele was handcrafted of a beautiful set of curly Hawaiian Koa wood face, back, and sides. This particular set of Hawaiian Koa has some gorgeous dark vertical streaking with hues of reds, darker browns, and light browns and some wonderful curl in the wood. Honduras mahogany wood neck with carbon fiber truss rod for add stability and transference of the vibrations back into the body of the instrument, Macassar Ebony wood fretboard and bridge, and a matching Ebony wood headstock veneer. This instrument also boasts a Hawaiian Koa wood top and back binding and a b-w-b top purfling line, a black side purfling line, and a European Maple wood back purfling line and center back seam. A beautiful abalone rosette is sandwiched between b-w-b purfling lines and European Maple wood for aesthetic appeal. Standard headstock design with professional open-geared Grover tuners for smooth and precise tuning. Mother-of-pearl shell ‘Graziano’ inlay on the headstock and side-of-neck position markers on positions 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, and 15 for quick reference. Strap button at the butt of the instrument. High gloss lacquer finish.
A wonderful ukulele with great clarity, projection, and sustain and that classic traditional Hawaiian Koa wood bark. A fantastic custom ukulele by a highly respected ukulele luthier, Tony Graziano. ID#230082